I have traveled for 3 years already and of all the beaches I have swum, Bantayan Island remains number one in my heart. I’m serious. Bantayan Island is one of the must visit places in the Philippines.

Bantayan Island - Laagan Kaayo
Perspective

Welcome to Bantayan Island 🙂

We started our trip early in the morning from North Bus Terminal. I think it was around 5AM when the bus engine starts to roar. Bus fare was around Php 150+. The end of the bus ride is at the Hagnaya Port in the town of San Remigio. From there we rode a boat. I forgot how much the fare was but I’m pretty sure it wasn’t expensive 😀 We stayed at Kota Beach Resort because of the SAND BAR. They offer cheap but fine accommodation. Our room costs around Php900 per night for 2 people, but it’s a fan room. No big deal.

Laagan Kaayo in Bantayan Island
Going back to Cebu
Laagan Kaayo in Bantayan Island
Ladies and Gentlemen, we have arrived!
Nature in Bantayan Island
No better shade from the sun than coconut trees
Beautiful Beaches in Bantayan Island
White Sand
Beautiful Beaches in Bantayan Island
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Beautiful Beaches in Bantayan Island
Just beautiful

What to do in Bantayan Island ?

First Stop: Bantayan Island Nature Park and Resort

We charted a tricycle to bring us to the famous landmarks. And for this resort, we’re here to swim inside the cave.  I forgot the name of the cave though 🙁
Bantayan Island Nature Park and Resort in Bantayan Island
Smile
Bantayan Island Nature Park and Resort
The water is quite deep and it is sooooo cold.

Next Stop: Kota Park

Uhmm, it was empty when we arrived here. Basically the only cool part is the looooong boardwalk. That’s all I guess.
Kota Park in Bantayan Island
🙂
Kota Park in Bantayan Island
Entrance

Next Stop: Ogtong Cave Resort

Okay I must say that this famous cave is worth a visit. The water is crystal clear! Perfect for hibernating during summer. By the way, I think you must be a guest in this resort to be able to experience the cave. So what we did, we checked-in here as well. HAHA! I mean checked-in at the sister resort called Sta. Fe Beach Club. We got a 900 peso accommodation good for 3 person. Because it’s worth it.

Ogtong Cave Resort in Bantayan Island
Entrance
Ogtong Cave Resort in Bantayan Island
Cystal Clear
Ogtong Cave Resort
huge smile
Ogtong Cave Resort in Bantayan Island
Inner part of the cave
Ogtong Cave Resort in Bantayan Island
just relax
Beach in Ogtong Cave Resort
looking forward
Ogtong Cave Resort
The beach inside the resort is far away from Kota Beach. Ogtong Cave is what the people came here for anyway.
Beach in Ogtong Cave Resort
I don’t know what to say

Next Stop: Sta Fe Beach Club

Okay, so this is where we slept Saturday night. And this is what greeted us in the morning. Not bad.
Sta Fe Beach Club in Bantayan Island
Panoramic Seascape
Sta Fe Beach Club in Bantayan Island
Ready for sun bathing?

Last Stop: Kota Beach

Kota Beach in Bantayan Island
Mandatory oblation pose for the super beautiful Kota Beach!!!
Kota Beach in Bantayan Island
Time to hit the Sand Bar
Kota Beach Resort in Bantayan Island
Heaven
That’s pretty much my Bantayan Island escape. Will I come back? HELL YES! For Kota Beach accommodation, you can book through Agoda. Just click here. I highly recommend that you stay here when you’re in Bantayan, not for the accommodation but for the priceless fine-white-sand beaches and crystal clear water it offers.

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